Monthly Archives: June 2009

2 planes, 5 times

Finally finished putting finish on the ebony wedges. I could not get poly urethane to cure, even when applied over a shellac spit coat(which could very well have been because I used a waxed shellac by mistake), so I started … Continue reading

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Freedom fitted plane case

Nothing like a french fitted case to add a touch of class to a tool, eh? Especially one made of card board. I put this together so the plane can be tossed into a toolbox (or the mailbox) and not … Continue reading

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Calm has been restored

I read that jatoba is one of the hardest woods in the world, 62% harder than hard maple. Sharp tools really make a difference and metal working files work great. I suppose it is kinda like working brass. Back to … Continue reading

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Excrement! or “mistakes were made”

I just hate it when I do this. I didn’t trace the side plates onto the infill before I started removing wood and what do you know, I cut too low (you can see the shims under the infill to … Continue reading

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Shaping the infills

Now that I know what the frog will look like, but haven’t finalized the hole placements, I switched back to the infills. I really like the feel of the no-handle smother, so I’m pitching the traditional “ornate/formal” (for the lack … Continue reading

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Le Frog

Lots of times, I just have to see, in context, what I’m trying to visualize, which seems strange to me since this is not a problem when I program. So, for the frog, I’m scribbling on the side of the … Continue reading

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From frog to prince

Prototyping totes and buns for the smoother and not doing so well. They feel really good but look like crap. Having even more trouble picking out wood for the infills. Cut open the apple log that has been sitting in … Continue reading

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